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    431202 - Unaccounted Airmen - 2-12-1943

    From Henk's list -

    EGYPT
    STAPLEFORD, George Arthur James - AC1 - 1123701 - RAFVR - Tel El Kebir, Egypt.

    MALTA
    ASHBY, Cyril Francis - LAC - 1673246 - RAFVR - Malta Memorial, Malta.
    HUTCHINGS, Wallace Walter - LAC - 1167225 - RAFVR - Malta Memorial, Malta.

    UK
    CHAPMAN, Harold Augustus - F/L - 77864 - RAFVR - Rainham (St. Margaret), Kent.
    DUDDRIDGE, Jeffrey Alfred - Sgt (Pilot) - 1337561 - RAFVR - West Coker (St. Martin), Somerset.
    KERSHAW, Arthur - AC2c - 1879586 - RAFVR - Cross Stone (St. Paul), Yorkshire.
    LAMBERT, Frederick - Cpl - 1001978 - RAFVR - Leeds R C, Yorkshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    CHEETHAM, Norman - 1623737 - RAFVR - North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    TOMALIN, John - F/O - 126065 - RAFVR - North Battleford, Saskatchewan, canada.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    RAND, Robert Edward - Sgt - 635716 - RAF - Kimberley (West End), Northern Cape, South Africa.

    UK,
    CHILVERS, George Alfred - Sgt (WoP/A/G ) - 1235580 - RAFVR - Great Yarmouth R C, Norfolk.
    CROSSLEY, John Miles - Sgt (Nav/WoP) - 1511952 - RAFVR - Haddington (St. Martin's), East Lothian.
    DAVISON, Ulric John Gerry - F/O (Pilot) - 125497 - RAFVR - Grantham, Lincolnshire.
    DRANSFIELD, Harry Oxley - F/O (Pilot) - 132785 - RAFVR - Sheffield (Abbey Lane), Yorkshire.
    MORGAN, William John - Sgt (F/Eng) - 1663229 - RAFVR - Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian), Glamorganshire.
    SKYRME, Thomas John - Sgt (WoP) - 1400888 - RAFVR - Ynysybwl, Glamorganshire.
    WINTERS, John Owens - Sgt (A/G) - 1796389 - RAFVR - Belfast (Dundonald), County Down.

    Alex

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    Hello,

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    UK - DUDDRIDGE.

    2-12-1943
    No.6(C) OTU
    Wellington VIII LB137

    Took off Silloth, to carry out a non-operational training exercise. The aircraft failed to return, and it was found the next day crashed into a hill on the southern tip of the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland. All the crew were killed. It is believed the aircraft became lost and that owing to low cloud was probably flying low when it crashed.

    132785 F/O (1st Pilot) Harry Oxley DRANSFIELD RAFVR +
    1337561 Sgt (2nd Pilot) Jeffrey Alfred DUDDRIDGE RAFVR +
    AUS420449 F/O (Nav.) Charles Clifton COOPER RAAF +
    NZ422003 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Robert John WARDROP RNZAF +
    AUS412750 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Victor Francis SUTTOR RAAF* +
    AUS422126 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Reginald Francis CANAVAN RAAF +

    Dransfield is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery. Duddridge lies in West Coker (St. Martin) Churchyard. The others rest in Campbeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery.

    * F/Sgt Suttor RAAF, was aboard the "Oronsay" when it was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine, "Archimede", off the west coast of Africa on 9-10-1942. Along with other personnel, he was picked up by the Vichy French Sloop, "Dumont D'Eurville", and taken into Dakar and interned. He was eventually released after the "Torch" landings, and later continued his journey to the UK.

    More info can be found in Errol Martyn's FYT2/168 & FYT3/493.

    Col.
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    Hi

    EGYPT
    STAPLEFORD, George Arthur James - AC1 - no unit given in GRO just Middle East.

    MALTA
    ASHBY, Cyril Francis - LAC - was probably killed when the ship SS Samuel J Tiden was bombed in Bari harbour by German bombers (Ju 88s)
    HUTCHINGS, Wallace Walter - LAC - was probably killed when the ship SS Samuel J Tiden was bombed in Bari harbour by German bombers (Ju 88s)

    UK
    CHAPMAN, Harold Augustus - F/L - registered in Chatham.
    KERSHAW, Arthur - AC2c - registered in Spilsby.
    LAMBERT, Frederick - Cpl - registered in Mansfield.
    CHILVERS, George Alfred - Sgt (WoP/A/G ) - killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DJ982 of No 1664 HCU, which spun into the ground and exploded on impact near Northallerton during a fighter affiliation exercise.
    CROSSLEY, John Miles - Sgt (Nav/WoP) - killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, EL433 of No 132 OTU, which crashed into a bank on an overshoot at East Fortune.
    DAVISON, Ulric John Gerry - F/O (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Blenheim V, AZ941 of No 12 (P) AFU, which crashed near Hungerton Hall, Poyton Heath on a night take off.
    MORGAN, William John - Sgt (F/Eng) - killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DJ982 of No 1664 HCU, which spun into the ground and exploded on impact near Northallerton during a fighter affiliation exercise.
    SKYRME, Thomas John - Sgt (WoP) - killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DJ982 of No 1664 HCU, which spun into the ground and exploded on impact near Northallerton during a fighter affiliation exercise.
    WINTERS, John Owens - Sgt (A/G) - killed whilst flying in Halifax V, DJ982 of No 1664 HCU, which spun into the ground and exploded on impact near Northallerton during a fighter affiliation exercise.

    Malcolm

    CANADA
    CHEETHAM, Norman - 1623737 - RAFVR - North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    TOMALIN, John - F/O - 126065 - RAFVR - North Battleford, Saskatchewan, canada.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    RAND, Robert Edward - Sgt - 635716 - RAF - Kimberley (West End), Northern Cape, South Africa.

    UK,

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    Stapleford, Chapman, Kershaw, Lambert, all DOAS
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...rmen-2-12-1943

    R E Rand I cannot find in the lists.

    Ashby - First published as Missing then later PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING, NOW PRESUMED KILLED IN ACTION
    Only found him as MISSING along with Ashby, not published again in the same KIA list as Ashby


    Tomalin and Cheetham are listed as killed in Flying Accident, 35 SFTS, no better detail I'm afraid.
    Dennis Burke
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    There is some confusion (at least with me) over the ID of the Blenheim at Ponton Heath. AZ941 is listed as crashing 2/12/1941 in both ABS and Warner. L1196 is listed only in ABS as crashing at the same location, but on 2/12/1943. Has anyone resolved this pleas?

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    Hi Dave,

    F1180 confirms Cat E loss of AZ941 on 2/12/43.

    Two fatalities, Pilot F/O J G Davison.

    No F1180 for L1196 on any day around 2/12/43.

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    Cheetham and Tomalin were killed in 35SFTS Oxford AS347 which crashed near North Battleford.

    Ian Macdonald

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    Ross, thanks for clearing that up. Will pass it on to AB.

    DaveW

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    Hi, Sgt G A Chilvers was NOT in Halifax DJ982. He was killed in the crash of Halifax DG282 at Croft on the same date. Both 1664 HCU aircraft.

    See Chorley. Vol 8, page 76

    regards Rich

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    Hello

    EGYPT
    STAPLEFORD, George Arthur James - AC1 - 1123701 - the Derby Daily Telegraph of December 4th 1943 reported the following:

    Died In Middle East
    Leading Aircraftman George Arthur James Stapleford (34), of the R.A.F., has died from diptheria while serving in the Middle East. He has been serving in the Middle East for two-and-a-half years, part of the time in Iraq.


    UK
    LAMBERT, Frederick - Cpl - 1001978 - the Nottingham Journal of December 4th 1943 reported the following:

    R.A.F. Corporal's Death After Fall
    A verdict that Coporal Frederick Lambert (31), R.A.F., died following injuries accidentally received by falling was returned by the Nottingham District Coroner (Lieut.-Colonel H. Bradwell) at the Mansfield inquest yesterday.
    Evidence was given that Lambert slipped and fell to the ground, a distance of 6ft. He died in the local hospital on Thursday.
    Dr. M. J. Murphy said lambert received a fractured dislocation of the neck, and complete paralysis from the shoulders downwards. Death was due to pneumonia caused by the paralysis.


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    Simon

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